STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Laced Up

It seems that nobody is ever quite happy with labels. Smacking a confining definition on everything may be ideal for science, but not in fashion. For the longest time, certain materials have been reserved for particular clothing and styles, and lace happens to be one of those materials. When I think of lace, it’s almost impossible to push away thoughts of extravagant gowns from the 1600s and the idea of being a perfect lady. Lace has always been labeled as dainty, but Fashionistas/os everywhere are beginning to reclaim this posh material and reshape it for the modern world.

Although this week’s Fashionista is wearing a delicacy, she looks ready to take on any adventure that summer has to offer. The lace top is super girly without reminding me of corsets and pinching shoes. What’s great about this top is its beautiful simplicity. It’s a basic color yet adds femininity to the outfit in a casual way. I also really like that the top is translucent because it gives the Fashionista the option of wearing a bright bandeau underneath for a pop of color.

When choosing an outfit, it’s always important to understand your color schemes. Even when styling a mismatched outfit, one must always have a color pallet in mind. Our Fashionista kept her outfit simple and cute by pairing the lace top with neutral sand colored shorts and complementing brown sandals. The jewels on her sandals speak to the white in the shirt and the grace of the lace.

What rockets this ensemble into the generation of raves and music festivals is our Fashionista’s accessories. The multi-colored canvas backpack and Robin’s egg blue Wayfarers are a cool burst of summer color. Wayfarers are definitely the college kid choice for sunglasses and bright colors and patterns are keeping this trend around. The backpack is a great alternative for a purse. Since we’re all accustomed to carrying around backpacks for class, why not make a habit of it and make your pack a serious part of your closet. It’s convenient and it’s cute. You can never go wrong.

So this week, ditch the labels and vamp up your lace pieces.

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